Olivia Bax is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as Ursula Morley Price, Clive Barker, Julian Opie, Sophie Michael, and Paul Fryer.
Olivia Bax' work has most recently been exhibited at Fold Gallery in London (23 January 2019 until 08 May 2019) with the exhibition CARRY ON. Olivia Bax' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Larsen Warner in Stockholm (16 November 2017 - 16 December 2017) with the name A MOTLEY CREW and CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne (21 November 2019 - 15 February 2020) with the name Adieu to Old England, The Kids are Alright.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant extent eclipsed by their respective influence on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.